#### Solved Examples and Worksheet for Converting Units Within Customary System

Q1How many one cup servings can be made with 2 pints of milk?

A. 4
B. 6
C. 7
D. 5

Step: 1
2 pints = 2 × 2 = 4 cups
[Since 1 pint = 2 cups, multiply 2 by 2.]
Step: 2
4 one-cup servings can be made with 2 pints of milk.
Q2John bought a chain weighing 4 ounces. Express the weight of the chain in pounds.
A. 24
B. 64
C. 14
D. 4

Step: 1
16 ounces = 1 pound
[Write pound in terms of ounces.]
Step: 2
4 ounces = 416
[Convert ounces to pounds; Divide 4 by 16.]
Step: 3
= 14 pound
[Divide numerator and denominator by their GCF, 4.]
Step: 4
The weight of the chain is 14 pound.
Q3Brian bought 64 ounces of potatoes from a grocery store. How many pounds of potatoes did he buy?

A. 4
B. 6
C. 3
D. 5

Step: 1
16 ounces = 1 pound
[Write pound in terms of ounces.]
Step: 2
64 ounces = 6416 = 4 pounds
[Convert ounces to pounds; Divide 64 by 16.]
Step: 3
Brian bought 4 pounds of potatoes.
Q4How many pints are there in 96 oz?
A. 7 pints
B. 1536 pints
C. 12 pints
D. 6 pints

Step: 1
16 oz = 1 pint
[Convert oz to pints.]
Step: 2
1 oz = 116 pints
[Divide each side by 16.]
Step: 3
96 oz = (96 × 1) oz = (96) × ( 116 ) pints
[Substitute 1 oz = 116 pints.]
Step: 4
= 6 pints
[Simplify.]
Step: 5
So, 96 oz equals 6 pints.
Correct Answer is :   6 pints
Q5How many ft. are there in 48 in.?

A. 3 ft
B. 4 ft
C. 36 ft
D. 48 ft

Step: 1
12 in. = 1 ft
[Convert in. to ft.]
Step: 2
1 in. = 112 ft
[Divide each side by 12.]
Step: 3
48 in. = (48 × 1) in. = (48 × 112) ft
[Substitute 1 in. = 112 ft.]
Step: 4
= 4 ft
[Simplify.]
Step: 5
So, 48 in. = 4 ft.
Correct Answer is :   4 ft
Q6Which one shows 36 pints of oil in quarts?

A. 9 quarts
B. 18 quarts
C. 72 quarts
D. 4.5 quarts

Step: 1
2 pints = 1 quart
[Convert pints to quarts.]
Step: 2
1 pint = 12 quarts
[Divide each side by 2.]
Step: 3
36 pints = (36 × 1) pints = (36 × 12) quarts
[Substitute 1 pint = 12 quarts.]
Step: 4
= 18 quarts
[Simplify.]
Step: 5
So, 36 pints of oil is 18 quarts.
Correct Answer is :   18 quarts
Q7How many yards are there in 21 ft?

A. 63 yd
B. 7 yd
C. 8 yd
D. 1.8 yd

Step: 1
3 ft = 1 yd
[Convert feet to yards.]
Step: 2
1 ft = ( 13) yd
[Divide each side by 3.]
Step: 3
21 ft = (21 × 1) ft = 21 × ( 13) yd
[Substitute 1 ft = ( 13) yd.]
Step: 4
= 7 yd
[Simplify.]
Correct Answer is :   7 yd
Q8How many inches equal 5 feet?

A. 65 inches
B. 70 inches
C. 50 inches
D. 60 inches

Step: 1
Here the conversion is from larger to smaller unit, so we multiply.
Step: 2
1 foot = 12 inches
[Conversion from feet to inches.]
Step: 3
5 feet = (5 × 1) feet = (5 × 12) inches
[Since 1 foot = 12 inches.]
Step: 4
= 60 inches
[Multiply.]
Step: 5
So, 5 feet are 60 inches.
Correct Answer is :   60 inches
Q9How many feet equal 3 yards?
A. 11 feet
B. 9 feet
C. 8 feet
D. 10 feet

Step: 1
Here the conversion is from larger to smaller unit, so multiply.
Step: 2
1 yard = 3 feet
[Conversion from yard to feet.]
Step: 3
3 yards = (3 × 1) yards = (3 × 3) feet
[Since 1 yard = 3 feet.]
Step: 4
= 9 feet
[Multiply.]
Step: 5
So, 3 yards equal 9 feet.
Correct Answer is :   9 feet
Q10How many inches make 4 yards?
A. 149 inches
B. 154 inches
C. 144 inches
D. 134 inches

Step: 1
Here the conversion is from larger to smaller unit, so multiply.
Step: 2
1 yard = 36 inches
[Conversion from yard to inches.]
Step: 3
4 yards = (4 × 1) yards = (4 × 36) inches
[Since 1 yard = 36 inches.]
Step: 4
= 144 inches
[Multiply.]
Step: 5
So, 4 yards equal 144 inches.
Correct Answer is :   144 inches
Q11How many feet make 9 miles?
A. 47520 feet
B. 47510 feet
C. 47420 feet
D. 46520 feet

Step: 1
Here the conversion is from larger to smaller unit, so multiply.
Step: 2
1 mile = 5280 feet
[Conversion from mile to feet.]
Step: 3
9 miles = (9 × 1) miles = (9 × 5280) feet
[Since 1 mile = 5280 feet.]
Step: 4
= 47520 feet
[Multiply.]
Step: 5
So, 9 miles equal 47520 feet.
Correct Answer is :   47520 feet
Q1224 cups = ____ pints
Which number fills the blank?

A. 13
B. 12
C. 11
D. 14

Step: 1
Here the conversion is from smaller to larger unit, so divide.
Step: 2
2 cups = 1 pint
[Conversion from cups to pint.]
Step: 3
24 cups = (242) pints
[Divide 24 cups by 2 cups, to convert into pints.]
Step: 4
= 12 pints
[Simplify.]
Step: 5
Among the choices, 12 best fills in the blank.
Q13Which number would you choose to balance the sentence? 16 pints = ____ quarts

A. 8
B. 10
C. 9
D. 7

Step: 1
Here the conversion is from smaller to larger unit, so divide.
Step: 2
2 pints = 1 quart
[Conversion from pints to quarts.]
Step: 3
16 pints = (162) quarts
[Divide 16 pints by 2 pints, to convert into quarts.]
Step: 4
= 8 quarts
[Simplify]
Step: 5
Among the choices, 8 best fills in the blank.
Q145 gallons = ____ quarts

Which number best fills the blank?

A. 10
B. 5
C. 1.25
D. 20

Step: 1
Here the conversion is from larger to smaller unit, so multiply.
Step: 2
1 gallon = 4 quarts
[Conversion from gallons to quarts.]
Step: 3
5 gallons = (5 × 1) gallons = (5 × 4) quarts
[Since 1 gallon = 4 quarts.]
Step: 4
= 20 quarts
[Multiply.]
Step: 5
So, 5 gallons is 20 quarts.
Q15The table lists the weights of 4 different fruits Mr. Jeff had on 4 different days. How many ounces of fruits did he eat in all? A. 48 ounces
B. 96 ounces
C. 24 ounces
D. 90 ounces

Step: 1
1 pound = 16 ounces
Step: 2
The total weight of fruits Mr. Jeff had = 2 pounds of apples + 1 pound of grapes + 2 pounds of pineapples + 1 pound of strawberries.
Step: 3
= 6 pounds